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Monday, May 04, 2015

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Hands-on horse healing

Hands-on horse healing

ZOLFO SPRINGS — Jessica Landa, DVM, ran her hands over a horse’s hip, trailing the anatomy carefully before inserting a thin needle. The horse didn’t flinch. She placed another. And another.
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Florida ag flexes its muscles abroad

Florida ag flexes its muscles abroad

It’s great for the economy when we can support Florida-grown agriculture items.
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Raw food diets have unique benefits

Raw food diets have unique benefits

Some diets call for low carbs. Others call for high protein. Still others call for fresh fruits and vegetables that come straight out of our gardens, such as with a raw foods diet. What’s different about a raw food diet is that nothing is cook...
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Teamwork restores wetlands for clean water, wildlife, Everglades

Teamwork restores wetlands for clean water, wildlife, Everglades

GAINESVILLE – Partnerships: they need a little give and take. Sometimes, they give a lot back.
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Dwindling oyster supply threaten’s town economy

Dwindling oyster supply threaten’s town economy

APALACHICOLA — Five generations of Philip Vinson’s family have labored using tongs to pull oysters from Apalachicola Bay’s shallow waters. He fears there won’t be a sixth.
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Singing the blues

Singing the blues

SEBRING — Floyd Lilyquist looked like your everyday farmer manning his blueberry stand-— a tall man in boots, standing under a small tent with a table, chair and scale. But a closer look revealed that this grower had some hidden talents...
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Rain barrels can help save water, money

Rain barrels can help save water, money

Considering that Sebring gets about 53 inches of rainfall per year, it’s a missed opportunity not to collect some of that rainfall to supplement garden watering or be used for irrigation.
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Farm sells own chicken, rabbit meat

Lots of people are interested in locally-raised—or even just Florida-raised—poultry.
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Immerse yourself in all things blueberry

If you’re looking for something to do over the next month or so, just think blueberries.
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Job shadowing

Job shadowing

ZOLFO SPRINGS — Down at the Three Oaks Equine reproductive facility in Zolfo Springs, a group of school-age girls watches intently as veterinarian Dr. Liz Steele demonstrates a “flushing” of a mare. ...
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